Home /
T.O.C.
FAQs
 
Good
Books
Ref.
Libr.
Advertise
Here
Help
Wanted
Current
Q&A's
Search 🔍
the Site

pub
Free personalized metal finishing help!


Color and patina for steel staircase



(-----) January 24, 2008

Hello,

I am installing newly fabricated steel parts in a commercial building remodel for our violin making workshop. Do you know of a product that can color or darken new shiny steel in order to make it appear darker or give it a older patina. Perhaps a bluing or gray liquid dye?

Thanks,

Jay Ifshin
violin maker - El Cerrito, California
^


February 26, 2008

Try kitchen salt solution(rusty finish,5% must work,you can add few drops of Muriatic Acid [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] -- spray it or paint it on.If you want dark finish try 20 gm tannic acid/15ml phosphoric acid/ 1 lit water solution(dark grey-black). There are many proprietary solutions too. Hope it helps and good luck!

Goran Budija
- Zagreb, Croatia
^

none
finishing.com is made possible by ...
adv. 
spacer gets replaced with bannerImages

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread -or- Start a NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to fully diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations might be harmful.

If you are seeking a product or service related to metal finishing, please check these Directories:

 
Jobshops
Capital
Equipment
Chemicals &
Consumables
Consult'g, Train'g
& Software


About/Contact    -    Privacy Policy    -    ©1995-2022 finishing.com, Pine Beach, New Jersey, USA